ITALY REOPENS TO INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS!

The news we have been waiting for has finally arrived: Italy reopens to international tourists!

The announcement arrived yesterday, May  4th 2021, by the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi during the Ministerial Meeting of the Italian Presidency of the G20 dedicated to the tourism sector.

 

According to what was communicated at the conference by President Draghi, the Italian government has prepared a national pass that will operate from the second half of May, a certificate that will enable people to arrive in Italy and the free circulation among the italian regions, discovering the enchanting places of our country.

HOW IT WILL WORK

To obtain the certification (which will be available in print or digital format), one of the following requirements must be met:

  • Having received both doses of the anti-Covid vaccine: in this case, the certification of vaccination should be valid for six months from the completion of the vaccination cycle;

  • Be healed from COVID-19: for travelers who will certify recovery from Covid-19, the certificate should be valid for six months from the date of recovery;

  • Obtain a negative result from a rapid or molecular swab carried out in the 48 hours prior to the trip: in this case, the green COVID-19 certification should be valid for 48 hours from the execution of the test.

The national tourism pass will operate from the second half of May and will precede the European Green Pass, for which we will have to wait some weeks more.

The European Green Pass (we talked about it here) is a system that will allow the tourists to move within the territories of the member states and, according to what was said by the EU Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, it will be ready by June 1st and will have to be implemented by the Member States to reach full operation in July.

To obtain the Green Pass, which will work via application on mobile devices, it will be necessary to have been vaccinated with a drug recognized by the EMA, to have tested negative for a coronavirus test before departure, or to prove that you have been cured of the virus.

 

Italy is restarting from tourism, anticipating the maneuvers of other countries to relaunch a sector of primary importance for the country and to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the unique beauties that our country can offer.

An official statement from the Italian Government is expected in the next few days which will include the protocol and details to enable the national pass which, according to what was communicated, will comply with all privacy regulations and will contain clear and simple rules to ensure that tourists can enjoy the most beautiful country in the world in total safety.

The first consequences of the intervention will certainly be the cancellation of the quarantine obligation for those entering Italy for tourism and the curfew currently in force.

We will continue to update you with the latest news on the tourism pass!